International Yoga Alliance Registered
Yoga Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan
Director:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Yoga Alliance

CLICK HERE to visit our International Yoga Alliance Website
for Reviews by Namaskar Yoga RYT 200 Graduates

Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon Studio location: 615 - 2 Avenue North Saskatoon
(no mail delivery at studio)
Mailing address: 2326 Haultain Avenue S7J 1R1      Phone: (306) 241-3409
Office Hours:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

For registration information please email:  namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com

  
 Courses offered:

*Separate Yoga Teacher Certification 18 hour Modules 
Teaching Basic Asanas -  Teaching Intermediate - Teaching Advanced 
Yoga Anatomy * Meditation * Yoga Philosophy and more...

* Attend all 10 Modules to complete the 
Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Program 

* Continued Education Modules
Teaching Basic Prenatal Asanas * Yin Yoga * Yoga Nidra * Restorative * Yoga for Kids! 
Yoga to Stretch & Strengthen the Low Back * Yoga for Stress and more...



See below for details for all trainings




 2015 YOGA TEACHER CERTIFICATION 
TRAINING MODULES

Continuing Education Credits available for Yoga Alliance and SPRA
  
TO REGISTER 
for any of the following modules:
Please e-mail namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com to request an Application for Registration
Please note:  These trainings sometimes become full, therefore receipt of a completed 
Application for Registration and fee payment are required to hold a spot in a module.  

Some modules have Required Texts.   
These texts are popular so should be ordered as soon as possible and well ahead of time.  
Please visit:  http://teachertrainingnews.blogspot.ca/ for pictures and descriptions of required texts.

Yoga Teacher Certification: Teaching Basic Asanas
  
Description:  Methods to design and teach beneficial, safe yoga classes for various venues:   studios, clubs, fitness centers, community associations, corporate, private.  Students will receive a Namaskar Yoga Studio pose manual for training of technique and practice in teaching: cueing, sequencing, transitions, modifications and breathing, basic yoga history, philosophy, styles of yoga, teaching styles, basic anatomy and safety.  
Upon completion of training and practice teaching requirements, participants receive certification to teach Basic/Beginner Level Yoga Classes. 

This training is suitable for those practicing yoga, or Fitness Instructors/Personal Trainers, or other Fitness/Health/Wellness Practitioners.   Individuals who would like to attend just to deepen their own personal knowledge and practice are also welcome.

Requirements for Certification Full attendance at module, regular yoga practice, plus 4 hours mentored practice teaching, or equivalent as discussed with Director.   
See http://teachertrainingnews.blogspot.ca/ for Mentored Practice Teaching options.

Namaskar Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with the International Yoga Alliance and is the Yoga Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan for the SPRA and City of Saskatoon Leisure Services.   CEC's available for SPRA and the International Yoga Alliance.


Next scheduled dates for Teaching Basic Asanas Modules:

Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Basic Asanas
February 7-8, 2015 - This training is full.  Please see next date
Date:  June 6-7, 2015
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm  Lunch "on the mat"
Fee: $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching to Specific Groups Module

Description:  Teachers will receive specific training in teaching to various groups of participants:  Yoga for Seniors, Gentle Yoga, Chair-Assisted Yoga, Yoga for Children and Sport-specific.  This module will include anatomical, physiological and psychological issues and considerations for various participants. We will learn how to develop and deliver effective, beneficial and adaptive classes for these specific groups of participants.  Also, considerations for Prenatal Yoga, various styles of yoga and teaching in various venues.   
Prerequisite for Yoga Teacher Certification is Teaching  Basic Asanas module or equivalent

Next scheduled date for Teaching to Specific Groups module:

Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching to Specific Groups
Date:  April 18-19, 2015
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat" 
Prerequisite:  Teaching Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching Intermediate Asanas

Description:
 - Over 30 intermediate level asanas.
- Methods to develop interesting, inspiring intermediate and multi-level classes
- Varying options and methods to increase challenge in all types of classes
- Fitness/Power/Vinyasa
- Techniques to incorporate for advanced focus, awareness, increased challenge in poses.
- Further development of individual teaching and communication skills.
- Safe hands-on adjustments.
- Pranayama
- Introduction to the paths of yoga philosophy and their application when teaching.


Next scheduled date for Teaching Intermediate Asanas Module:

Yoga Teacher Certification - Intermediate Asanas
Date:  March 28-29, 2015
Next date: July 11-12, 2015
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"    
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas 
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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If you are interested in further Yoga Teacher Training please see below:

Continue your Yoga Teacher Training with Namaskar Yoga!

 INTERNATIONAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
200 HOUR YOGA ALLIANCE
REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER  PROGRAM
The program consists of 10 weekend modules
Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Lead Trainer, Yoga Alliance
Namaskar Yoga has been training and certifying Yoga Teachers since 2009.

For program and registration information on the 2015 Program 
please email:  namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com


2015 RYT PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Please see below for scheduling of dates

Training dates may be subject to change if a scheduling conflict occurs

* Interested participants can attend any or all of the following modules in 2014 or 2015 
(Please see below to note if there are any prerequisites and/or required texts)
* Each module is registered for separately. 
* Participants completing all 10 modules can register with the International Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher.

If you have any questions or are interested in attending any or all of the 200 Hours of Yoga Alliance RYT Training, please email:  namaksaryoga.sk@gmail.com


TO REGISTER 
for any of the following modules:

Please e-mail namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com to request an Application for Registration
Please note:  These trainings sometimes become full, therefore receipt of a completed 
Application for Registration and fee payment are required to hold a spot in a module.  

Some modules have Required Texts.   
These texts are popular so should be ordered as soon as possible and well ahead of time.  
Please visit:  http://teachertrainingnews.blogspot.ca/ for pictures and descriptions of required texts.

Teaching Basic Asanas 
Date:  February 7-8, 2015 
Next date:  June 6-7, 2015 Please note date was rescheduled to June 6-7 on Dec 20, 2014
Next date:  October 3-4, 2015
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm.  Lunch "on the mat"
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Date:  March 28-29, 2015 
Next date:  July 11-12, 2015
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Retrain and Assist:  Choice of Teaching Basic, Intermediate, Prenatal or Advanced Asanas
Date:  Trainee's choice
The Trainee can choose one of the following modules to retrain:  Teaching Basic Asansas, Teaching Intermediate Asanas, Teaching Advanced Asanas or Teaching Basic Prenatal Asanas. The Trainee will be asked to observe and assist the new participants.  Homework requirement:  Essay to be submitted after completion of module.
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching to Specific Groups
Date:  April 18-19, 2015 
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite:  Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Meditation:  May 30-31, 2015
Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm - Lunch "on the mat"
1 Required Text:  The Living Gita - The Complete Bhagavad Gita - A Commentary for Modern Readers by Sri Swami Satchidananda.   Visit  http://www.teachertrainingnews.blogspot.com for pictures of required texts.  These texts are popular so should be purchased or ordered as soon as possible.  Available from Amazon
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Yoga Anatomy
Next date:  June 27-28, 2015 
Time: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm - Lunch "on the mat"
1 Required Text:  "Scientific Keys Volume I: The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga (spiral bound version)" or "The Key Muscles of Yoga: The Scientific Keys, Volume 1 (paperback version)"  by Ray Long and Chris MacIvor.  
Visit  http://www.teachertrainingnews.blogspot.com for pictures of required texts.  These texts are popular so should be purchased or ordered as soon as possible.  Available from Amazon.  Prework assigned after registration.
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching Advanced Asanas
Date:  August 8-9, 2015 
Time: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm - Lunch "on the mat". 
Prerequisite:  Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Philosophy of Yoga 
Next date:  September 12-13,  2015 
Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm  Lunch "on the mat"
2 Required TextsThe Living Gita - Complete Bhagavad Gita - Commentary for Modern Readers by Sri Swami Satchidananda and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali -  Translation and Commentary by  Sri Swami Satchidananda  Visit  http://www.teachertrainingnews.blogspot.com for pictures of required texts.  These texts are popular so should be purchased or ordered as soon as possible.  Available from Amazon.
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Program Review:  Asanas, Anatomy, Meditation and Philosophy
Date:  October 17-18,  2015 
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
Prerequisite:  This module includes review, in-class quizzes, and assignments on Yoga Anatomy, Philosophy and Meditation, Intermediate/Advanced technique and teaching skills.
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The Sum of the Parts
Date: November 14-15,  2015 
Prework: See Registration form
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)

All 10 modules and requirements must be completed to receive the 200 Hour RYT Certificate to register with the International Yoga Alliance.
Note:  If you have to miss a module during the year, contact the Director asap to see if arrangements can be made to make up the required contact hours and information at another module to complete the 200 hours.

Please email namaskaryoga.sk@saskatoon.com if you are interested in receiving further information about the Yoga Alliance 2015 200-Hour RYT Program
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Another 200 Hour RYT Program will be scheduled in 2016 
if and when sufficient interest is show in registration.
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   Namaksar Yoga Studio is a Registered Yoga Teacher Training School  
with the International Yoga Alliance
Continuing Education Credits for Yoga Alliance and SPRA:
CEC's for International Yoga Alliance - 18 contact + 2 non-contact hours per module
CEC's for SPRA - 12 per module
 Namaskar Yoga is the Yoga Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan for Yoga Instructor Certification with SPRA and Saskatoon Leisure Services Civic Centers
Saskatoon Leisure Services Bursaries available for Basic Asanas, Intermediate Asanas and Specific Groups.  Contact: Rhonda.Mattern@saskatoon.ca
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AFTER GRADUATING THE NAMASKAR YOGA 200 HOUR RYT PROGRAM, GRADUATES CAN RETRAIN ANY OF THE 10 RYT PROGRAM MODULES FOR A REDUCED FEE.  
To inquire, please contact the Director at kathleenyoga@gmail.com
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 Namaskar Yoga
Studio Location:  615 - 2nd Avenue North downtown Saskatoon
 
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
 
For information regarding 2015 Prenatal Yoga Training
CLICK HERE
 or email: namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com

Continuing Education Credits 
Yoga Alliance and SPRA
for Certified and Registered Yoga Teachers

SCHEDULED IN 2015

Please note:  These trainings are Continuing Education.  
To receive Certification you must first be a Certified Yoga Teacher.
Visit www.yogateachercanada.blogspot.com for the next scheduled Yoga Teacher Certification module




PRENATAL YOGA TRAINING
Registration being accepted now
Basic Prenatal Asanas
Date: February 28 - March 1, 2015
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, International Yoga Alliance
Description of Training: Students will receive a Prenatal Pose Manual, with training and practice of 30 basic prenatal asanas, as well as study of the benefits, contraindications, modifications and variations for prenatal yogis.  Students will also have training and practice specific to prenatal yoga:  cueing, sequencing, transitions, pranayama, mantrasvarious teaching styles and practice teaching.  We will learn methods to design, develop and teach beneficial and adaptive, safe prenatal yoga classes.  Basic prenatal yoga anatomy and philosophy.  Individuals who would like to attend this training to deepen their own personal knowledge and practice are welcome.


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YOGA FOR SENIORS
40 hours training and certification
Pre-Registration being accepted now

Yoga for Seniors 
Date:  Rescheduling for exact date t.b.a. 2015  Please inquire: kathleenyoga@gmail.com
Fee:  $850 + $35 for 200+page Yoga for Seniors Manual = Total: $885 (includes gst) 
Note:  There is a registration deadline as the instructor is from Toronto and requires time for travel arrangements
Please email asap if you are interested.  Thank you!

Suitable for:  Yoga Teachers and Teachers in Training and Professionals working with Seniors

Learning to teach yoga to Seniors safely and mindfully is becoming an increasingly important skill in the yoga teaching world.  As our population ages steadily, understanding the common physical and mental issues, and having the qualifications to teach yoga to this large segment of our population will provide yoga teachers with a unique and very rewarding niche.  Health practitioners and others working with Seniors will also highly benefit from this training.

Module 1:
-      -  discussion of major Senior health challenges
-      -  posture modification to accommodate Older Adults
-      -  integrating a theme into a Seniors Yoga class
-      -  pranayama appropriate for Seniors
-      -  teaching All Levels and Chair Yoga Classes
-      -  fundamentals of Chair Yoga Dance for Seniors
-      -  specialty classes: Yoga for Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis
-      -  visualizations and meditation



Module 2:
-      -  teach a therapeutic class geared to Older Adults with greater mobility and health challenges
-     -   Yoga for Cardiac Rehab and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and examination of scientific research and data
-       - Yoga for Dementia/Alzheimer
-      -  practices to enhance brain function
-      -  teaching in a non-studio settings such as in bed (hospital or home) and wheelchairs
-      -  spiritual practices that support a Senior population
-      - creating your own Chair Yoga sequence

Upon completion of both Modules - 40 hours applicable towards Yoga Alliance CEUs

SENIORS TEACHING CERTIFICATE issued to certified Yoga Instructors

CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION issued to Professionals who work with Seniors

About the Instructor:  Monica Cordes, RYT 500

Monica is a Yoga Alliance certified 500-hour professional level Yoga instructor, with training in Kripalu Yoga, Integrative Yoga Therapy and Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors. She has been deeply engaged in the practice and study of Yoga for the past 30 years and has taken a special interest in teaching a gentle practice geared to the Senior population. For the past 8 years, she has led Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training programs in Canada. Monica believes Yoga has many benefits for this population segment, as in addition to its health benefits, Yoga helps older adults navigate the challenging transitions that come with this stage of life providing an opportunity for spiritual growth.
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RESTORATIVE YOGA TRAINING
Pre-registration being accepted now

Date:  Saturday November 28, 2015
Times:  9:00 am - 5:30 pm  Total contact hours:  7.5
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Certified Restorative Yoga
Fee:  $135
Description of Training: 





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MEDITATIONS AND YOGA NIDRA
Pre-registration being accepted now

Date:  Sunday  November 29, 2015
Times:  9:00 am - 4:30  "lunch on the mat"   Total contact hours:  7.5
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Certified Yoga Nidra
Fee:  $135
Description of Training: This workshop will be relaxed, inclusive and gentle on the spirit.  It is designed so you can feel free to honour yourself and your own needs with yoga, deep rest, and deep healing.  During the meditations you will be gently guided into deep meditation designed to create profound relaxation and personal healing.  This workshop may be just what we need in our busy lives.  Together we will create a wonderful opportunity for each of us to come back into natural harmony, balance and spiritual wholeness in our own way.  

Prerequisite for Yoga Nidra Certificate:  Yoga Teacher Certification



Prerequisite for Yoga Nidra Certificate:  Yoga Teacher Certification




YIN YOGA TRAINING

Date:  Next date 2015 or 2016 t.b.a.  Please email to let us know if you are interested.
Time:  Saturday 9am - 6 pm and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm  (17 contact hours)
Fee:  $300 (includes gst)
Required Text: Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark - available from Amazon @$20.00
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT and Certified Yin Yoga Teacher
Prerequisite:  Minimum 20 Hour Yoga Anatomy module or equivalent. 
Description:  Yin Yoga is a powerful practice which targets tendons, ligaments and fascia within the body.  Each posture during a Yin yoga class is held for long periods of time to encourage the slow and safe opening of connective tissues, leaving the yogi with an overall feeling of lightness, spaciousness and peace. A Yin yoga class is the perfect antidote to stress and a great counter balance to more active styles of yoga.  Yin yoga classes involve a relaxed practice of floor postures that are held from three to five minutes at a time. There are far fewer postures or asanas in the yin style of yoga as are found in more active styles.  Although Yin yoga is a more passive practice it can be quite challenging due to the length of time postures are held. This Yin yoga class is a perfect complement to a more yang or more active style of yoga such as Vinyasa Power Flow (Power Yoga) or Ashtanga.  Excerpt Semperviva Vancouver 
Please note this is not a Restorative Training
This module is continuing education.  In order to teach Yin Yoga you must also be a certified yoga teacher


If you are interested in any of the above training please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com to request and application and details of registration.  
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THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS 
ARE SCHEDULED ON A REGULAR BASIS
If you are interested please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com for information



TRAINING TECHNIQUE AT THE WALL
Instructor: Rosalynne Tayler,  RYT 200
Yoga poses benefit many functions and parts of the body 
but only if we are balanced and correctly aligned when we practice them.   
 This practical and interactive workshop explores using the wall to assist in training proper alignment in the poses. It includes introductory discussion and lots of opportunity to learn and practice in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment.   All levels from beginner to yoga teachers are welcome.



YOGA CORE FUSION
Instructor:  Rosalynne Tayler, RYT 200